It Could Be A Slippery Slope For Newcastle At Morecambe

After seeing some of the shock results last night in the Capital One Cup, it will be a difficult game for Newcastle at Morecambe, where we expect Alan Pardew to give the fringe players and youngsters their big chance.

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Sammy Ameobi – has looked good so far this season

Fabricio Coloccini will be rested and Newcastle will be captained tonight by Yanga-Mbiwa.

The League Two side, England’s fourth tier of football, have four points from their first four games and are placed 19th of 24 teams currently, with Newcastle having just one point from our first two league games and third bottom of the Premier League.

It’s difficult to know just how strong a side Alan Pardew will field tonight, but this is now an important competition for Newcastle, and obviously the goal is to reach the third round tonight, and if necessary this game will go to extra time and penalties to get a result.

This is what Alan said in the local press today:

“We’ve brought them here.” “Now they have to justify it.” “In view of that it is a mixed bag of experienced players and people who need to step up.”

“I hope that the fans can see players out there that they don’t always see a lot of.” “I hope they see people they warm to and that they can see why players like that were brought to the football club.”

“We have paid a lot of money for some of these players.” “I thought last year some of their performances didn’t warrant their price tags.”

“I am looking to one or two of this team to show me that they should be in the squad because it is a big, big game for this football club.”

“We all know we haven’t won or scored yet.” “I am putting my faith in a few of my players because I need to.” “We have 23 professionals in our squad.”

“Some of them we have paid £2M-3M for.” “We want to see proper performances. I think that it would give us a great boost if they could actually put in performances that make us think ‘Wow, hold on a minute!’”

“Sammy Ameobi is an example.” “He’s done brilliantly pre-season.” “Fans haven’t seen much of him that didn’t see pre-season.” “He came on Saturday and it wasn’t to a great ovation.”

“But I thought he put a great little cameo in.” “He has definitely moved up a level.” “Now he needs to put in 90 minutes.”“Then suddenly we might look at Sammy and think he should be in the team.”

“That’s what needs to happen.” “It is not going to be our first team – make no bones about that.” “But it’s a team that should beat Morecambe, and it is a team of senior Newcastle United footballers, they should win, that’s it.”

That’s a call to arms for the fringe players and youngsters at Newcastle United, and they let the club down last season, after we had so many injuries, and now they will get another big chance tonight.

Maybe this is the side Alan Pardew will start tonight:

Santon Williamson Yanga-Mbiwa (c) Dummett
Marveaux Anita Gosling Ameobi (Sa)
Ameobi (Sh) Vuckic

This reminds us of the game two years ago at Scunthorpe, which wasn’t easy, but a great Ryan Taylor free kick after 80 minutes got us the 1-1 draw at full-time, and a great Sammy Ameobi goal in injury time saw us through to the next round by a score of 2-1.

A defeat would be very hard to take, so we have to hope players like Dan Gosling, Mike Williamson (if he’s fit), Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic take their chance, and show us they can have big futures at the club.

We definitely need a win tonight.

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18 comments so far

  • NUFCarter

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Its probably already been mentioned but…

    To be fair i’d welcome him back. No hesitation.

  • toon1707

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Not bothered who he plays I am confident of a win tonight

  • roblee7

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    I would love Ba back any day of the week. Here is the problem though, if he is also a loan, like sombody previously mentioned, both him and Remy off next summer (there’s no agreed fee with QPR right?), we will be back to square one next summer and I’m not sure how many of us can stand this all over again! On the other hand, a permanent signing of Ba and Gomis and I would be happy to see the back of Cisse. Cisse isn’t fit to clean Ba’s boots IMO, Ba is the only real striker we’ve had at the cub in recent years, a proper striker… holds the ball up well, a poacher, scores goals, big, strong, etc…all the things that Cisse is not. I would actually perfer Ba to Gomis if it was between the two, Ba is proven, Gomis I know little about. If Gomis was permanent though and Ba not, then I would have to go for Gomis. What you guys reckon? Can’t wait for this window to shut now, just endless frustration!

  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #4

    I think people are unfair on cisse, you dont lose the talent he showed overnight, hes been starved of service

    ba and cisse may not have looked much of a partnership in terms of interplay, but in terms of scoring, as a duo they were prolific

    i would be tempted to ask for moses on loan aswell

    both ba and moses on loan with view to buy, leaves us in a good bargaining position if say one of our players has a storming season and they want to sign him with other clubs interested

  • nut meg

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #5

    We’ve got nobody in yet !!

  • Markaccus

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Our toon

    Maybe you should simply stop deciding what season ticket holders can and cant say or do, simply based on your own views that they are supporting the whole set up. They simply want to watch the game. Newcastle falcons had similar issues a few years back. Had i and others like me stopped going or stopped spending, the club would have died. Instead we supported the club on and off the feild but always voiced or concerns at lack of ambition through the various available channels. Result? Change of ownership and a better set up. Ypu dont have to boycott to acheive results, and you certainly do not turn on other fans to vent your frustrations.

  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #7


    I’d take Ba over cisse. My main fear of a loan is not just we might lose him again next summer but that we wont be able to use him right this year.

    If we sign him permanently then he can start ahead of cisse, if he deserves to based on performances, and if cisse is annoyed and wants to leave we still have Ba and can look for another forward next year.

    On loan if we play him ahead of cisse and cisse wants to leave come the end of the year, and ba goes back to chelsea…we will be left with nobody.

  • woolerbill

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Is like his brother too slow to be a footballer, if he drop dead it would take an hour for him to hit the ground. He will never be good enough for us,

  • Rooster

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #9

    (repost) Not that long ago NUFC would not entertain, players over a certain age, now we are back in for Gomis mmmm looking at Ba again mmmmm the goalposts are changing it seems, if MA is set for departure within 18 monthsthen players of a certain ilk can do a job for him, I like Rosiky from the Gooners a player who does not play every game so is still fresh, but terrific on the ball and great workrate, JK supposed to be very friendly with AW, maybe include Rosiky in the Cabaye deal now that would be great business, so bring in Gomis and Ba and Rosiky and and we have masses of creativity in the squad if used correctly?!?!

    Starting to think something might just be stirring in the market, my call is 4 weeks overdue(miles out) but we know MA loves the buzz of the deal and the big hitters wait till the last moment to get that, their arses don’t go to early for a reason, but us fans have not got that mindset or patience, so very politely MA, JK, I will say this quietly, get some deals done.

    Oh on Sammy, not cabable of putting a premiership 90 mins in, we as a team on the whole have not done that for a season and a half, Sammy will always be inconsistent like his Brother, Christ, the Boro did not even want him back down there on loan, that says everything. what was it they called him, oh yea, Bambi on ice!!!

  • Sazzer

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #10

    Gosling and Obertan are only two that cost around 2-3 m right? the rest are free or 1 m transfers. Maybe some extra fees get them up.

  • lesh

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #11

    two things for Pardew be wary of at Morcambe tonight – the fast I rushing tide and the bay’s quicksand!

    There’s two excuses tailor made for him:

    We got caught by the tide and got bogged down in midfield!

    This tie’s tailor made for him!

  • zimtoon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Thot this was a chance to make the squad gel and get back the confidence most of players are missing

  • Sav

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Oh no! The Milk Cup is now the new ‘Europe’ – a drain on the club’s resources while aiming for…what exactly? Top half? Come on Pards, show some courage lad. What this side needs is some success, a few goals. They didn’t get it preseason and they sure as hell haven’t seen it since the season started. GO FOR IT, MAN!

  • Sav

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #14

    If we can get Ba in, forget about Gomis.

  • Sav

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15

    That we are loaning Remy without any option on him in May is a shocker Kinnear slipped in on a bad news day. Idiots.

  • Sav

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #16

    With Ba’s knee problem, having him on loan for a year is a good option.

  • sticklebricks

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #17

    “Sammy Ameobi is an example.” “He’s done brilliantly pre-season.” “Fans haven’t seen much of him that didn’t see pre-season.” “He came on Saturday and it wasn’t to a great ovation.”

    Nothing to do with Sammy coming on… It was to do with Marveaux going off..!! Silly Pardew!

  • AshSays

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Not sure Ba will come with Wonga in the picture, always suspected that the Wonga deal contributed to him leaving last winter.


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